Hello, Don't bash me out immediatly, I'm a simple (bloodsucking, jobstealing) immigrant that wishes to understand the reasoning behind the "truck" I'm originally from Europe where pick-up trucks are a rare sight. The once that drive around, are actually being used to haul stuff around in. I came here in April 2002 and got facinated by trucks. Not so much by the type of vehicle itself, but the reason why people drive them. Granted, there are some magnificently modified and tuned trucks out there on the road, maybe even more here in California. Some of them have been built up so high you'd need a crane to lift anything in it, other's have been built so low you can't even haul more then a few hundred pounds or the body of the truck will be dragging on the streets What I am getting at: What is the facination in the United States with a car that (by most people) of which HALF of the vehicle is not used for anything. On the California roads I have seen people cramming boxes behind the front seats and in the passenger seat - probably because they were afraid they'd get stolen, I have seen people driving trucks with 4 people in the front - which is illegal here. What is the facination about trucks in this country? Hey, gimme a break just trying to understand the concept here. Who knows why trucks are so popular, and why nobody ever hauls stuff around in them? M.